The snow enhancement experiments, carried out by injecting AgI and water vapor into orographically enhanced clouds (fog), have been conducted to confirm Li and Pitter's forced condensation process in a natural situation. Nine ground-based experiments have been conducted at Daegwallyeong in the Taebaek Mountains for the easterly foggy days from January-February 2006. We then obtained the optimized conditions for the Daegwallyeong region as follows: the small seeding rate (1.04 g min-1) of AgI for the easterly cold fog with the high humidity of Gangneung. Additional experiments are needed to statistically estimate the snowfall increment caused by the small AgI seeding into the orographical fog (cloud) over the Taebaek Mountains.
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Acknowledgements. This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) grant funded by the Korea government (MOST) R01-2006-000-10470-0 and R01-2006-000-11233-0 from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science & Engineering Foundation, and by “Maintenance and Research of Cloud Physical Observation System” and “Research for the Meteorological Observation Technology and its Application” of METRI, KMA project.
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